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Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Exxon Mobil Corporation and Predecessors

Personal 1973-1996

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Walter Eldredge Papers, 1900-2008



Creator Eldredge, Walter
Creator Exxon Mobil Corporation
Title: Walter Eldredge papers
Dates: 1900-2008
Abstract: 20 linear feet of records, photographs, and publications related to the Baton Rouge refinery owned by Exxon Mobil Corporation and its predecessors Exxon and Standard Oil Company (New Jersey).
Identification: camh-arc-004086
Extent: 11.5 linear feet (24 containers)
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical / Historical

Walter "Walt" Eldredge studied mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1964 to 1968 and attended Louisiana State University in 1975 and 1976. He worked for Exxon Mobil Corporation, and its predecessors Exxon Corporation and Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), from 1968 to 2008. While most of his career was spent at the Baton Rouge, Louisiana refinery, he also spent several years reviewing operations at refineries around the world. He held positions in management, mechanical engineering, process operations, maintenance, financial analysis, emergency response, and public affairs. The final part of his career was spent training others for management positions.

While working at the Baton Rouge refinery, Eldredge developed an interest in its history and began collecting its historical documents to prevent destruction or loss. He donated those records, along with some of his own records, to the Briscoe Center with ExxonMobil's permission in 2016.

Beyond his career at ExxonMobil, Eldredge wrote and spoke about several topics including the 2nd Chemical Battallion in World War II, of which his father, Paul Eldredge, was a member.

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Scope and Contents

20 linear feet of records, photographs, and publications related to the Baton Rouge refinery owned by Exxon Mobil Corporation and its predecessors Exxon and Standard Oil Company (New Jersey). These materials were collected and created by Walter "Walt" Eldredge while he worked for the company between 1968 and 2008. Also included are personal records such as writings on the U. S. Army and leadership.

The sub-series titles assigned by Mr. Eldredge were maintained by the archivist.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Subjects
Oil industries
Oil industry workers
Petroleum refineries

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Related Materials

ExxonMobil Historical Collection

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Separated Material

Publications have been separated to the ExxonMobil Historical Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Walter Eldredge Papers, 1900-2008. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Perritt, May 2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Exxon Mobil Corporation and Predecessors

Historic Anniversary Photographs undated
50th Anniversary, Baton Rouge
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2016-16/7 [23308956] News Clippings, Correspondence, Invitations
Photographs, 50th Anniversary
Special Events: 50th Anniversary [6 folders] 1959
Photographs: 50th Anniversary [4 folders] 1959
50th Anniversary of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Celebration 1992
90th Anniversary 1999
100th Anniversary of Oil Industry [Cities Service Company] 1959
Historic Photographs
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2016-16/7 [23308956] Assorted Photographs [Rockefeller, Refineries, Baton Rouge Zoo] 1909-1996
Historical Photos 1930-1949
Historical Photos, Laboratories 1960
Employee Groups 1933-1969
Assorted Photographs 1959-1968
Assorted Photographs 1918-1961
Publications
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2016-16/7 [23308956] HQ Houston 1979
Baton Rouge Record
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2016-16/7 [23308956] 1961-1982
1967-1975
Esso News
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2016-16/7 [23308956] 1962
1959-1964
Technical 1945-2004
Reports
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2016-16/12 [23308967] Human Factors Reliability Assessment Project [contents missing] 1988-03
Louisiana Division's Crude Operations 1945
Offshore Operations, Louisiana Division 1949
Early Days of Catcracking at Exxon 1988
Background for Establishing Gasoline Specifications 1953
Meeting of Analytical Research and Development Committee 1950
Safety in Plant Design 1979
Laboratory Regeneration Studies on 3E Catalyst 1949
Mechnical Technology Committee Meeting 1974-12-10
Explosive Limits Chart for Low Vapor Pressure Hydrocarbons 1977
Memos, Drawings 1948-2004
Catalyitic Light Ends Modernization Project 1965
Handbooks
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2016-16/12 [23308967] Motorized Equipment Operations Hand Book 1961
Esso Technomics: Refiner Costs and Engineering 1956
Exxon Oil Spill Response Field Manual 1992
Glossary of Terms Used in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Manufacturing 1980
Proving Ground 1947
Lab Notebook 1946
Manufacturing 1950-2000
Procedures
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2016-16/22 [23308978] Chain Block Procedures 1990
Warehouse Assessment [News Bulletin] 2000
Equipment Manuals
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2016-16/22 [23308978] Hobart Transformer Rectifier Welding Machine 1992
Screw Conveyor Assembly 1973-1993
NA-3 and NA-4 Automatic Welding Systems 1975
Hydroelectric Truck Lift 1973-1984
42" King VBM [Gray, Warner, Swasey] 1950
Hyster 1976-1981
Catalogs
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2016-16/22 [23308978] Rigid Tools 1991
Browning Power Transmission Equipment 1972
H.A. Holden, Inc., Parts and Products [2 folders] 1984
Standard Oil (New Jersey) Photography Project, Baton Rouge Refinery Photos
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2.104/11.12 Esther Bubley [22535-22878], Edwin and Louise Rosskam [1527-2968] 1943-1945
folder
2.104/9.8 Edwin and Louise Rosskam [449-1526] 1943
Sol Libsohn [16448-33276] and Esther Bubley [22879-22980] 1944-1946
Blueprints
Surveys of Property Purchases, Baton Rouge
folder
2.B12/1.11 1916-1969
1915-1966
Baton Rouge Refinery 1959, 1965
ExxonMobil History 1909-2008
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2.B12/1.11 Book Review and Presentation, "History of Humble Oil & Refining Company: A Study in Industrial Growth" by Henrietta M. Larson and Kenneth Wiggins Porter undated
Photographs
General Historic Photos
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2016-16/21 [23308989] "The Early Years" 1909-1960
1962-1984
1989-1997
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2.B12/1.11 Photographs of Baton Rouge Refinery [2] 1952, undated
Refinery Department Foremen and Assistants 1930
Humble Catalytic Cracking Advertisement 1966
Personnel
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2016-16/21 [23308989] Group Photographs 1951-1961
Photographic Roster of Technical Personnel 1962
Aerial Photographs 1961-01
Exxon Centennial Annuitant Day [includes negatives] 1982
Anchorage 1949, undated
Esso Booster Club Picnic 1955-1962
Superflo 500 race 1990
Products and Ships 1920-1960
Photos for 50th Anniversary undated
Assorted Slides undated
Exxon Amateur Radio Society
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2016-16/21 [23308989] Photographs 1970-1979
Meetings and Member Directories 1975-1978
Newspaper Clippings
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2016-16/21 [23308989] Assorted 1958-2008
State-Times, Morning Advocate [with Correspondence] 1959-2000
Publications
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2016-16/21 [23308989] Interactive Computing System IAC User Guide 1986-02
Computing Infomration Center News 1992-05
Tank Register 1960
Century of Discovery Exhibits Brochures 1982
Reports
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2016-16/21 [23308989] Progress Report: Environmental Health and Safety 1995
Organization Improvement Reports 1969, 1991
Baton Rouge Refinery
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2016-16/21 [23308989] Baton Rouge Refinery Business Principles 1987-01
Correspondence [includes blueprints]
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2016-16/21 [23308989] 50th Anniversary 1959
1909
1915
1919
1921
1922
Oil in Louisiana 1955-09-27
Welcome Brochure 1960-1969
Baton Rouge Plant Fact Sheet 1990-1999
Exxon Corporation Centennial Celebration, Baton Rouge Complex 1982-10
Annuitant Club Presidents 1982
Daily Log Books
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2016-16/4 [23306393] 1909-1934
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2016-16/5 [23306407] 1939-1945
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2016-16/20 [23306418] 1945-1947
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2016-16/26 [23306429] 1947-1949
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2016-16/23 [23308990] 1947-1956
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2016-16/32 [23306430] 1949-1976
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2016-16/27 [23309008] 1957-1978
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2016-16/28 [23309019] 1979-1980
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2016-16/29 [23309020] 1980-1984
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2016-16/30 [23309030] 1984-1989
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2016-16/31 [23309041] 1989
Organizational
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2016-16/10 [23306451] History of Baton Rouge Refinery 1975
Personnel
Bumping Request Forms
Clerical and Mechanical Supervisors Personnel Photos 1960
Chemical Plant Personnel Photos 1965
Chemical Plant Personnel Photos 1971
Refining Department Technical Associates 1981-01-01
Memorandum 1969-1981
Department Photgraphs 1952-1961
Exxon Newspaper CDs
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2016-16/10 [23306451] 1924-1961
1962-1997
Publications and Brochures
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2016-16/14 [23306382] 50 Years of Research: Developing Technology for Tomorrow's Needs 1977
A Primer of Offshore Operations 1985
A Primer of Oilwell Drillings 1979
Baton Rouge Chronicles of Leadership 2000-02-08
Baton Rouge Complex News Bulletin 1989-05-12
Charts and Graphs
Esso Highlights and Annual Report 1956
Exxon Products Summary 1999-04
Exxon Today 1992-05-02
Exxon Trademarks and Brands 1977
Flow of Fluids Through Valves, Fittings, and Pipe 1988
Forbes 1973-04-01
Giants on the River 1999
Horizons 1978-10
Humble Recruitment and Application Packet 1966
John Law Wasn't So Wrong, Hodding Carter 1952
The Lamp 1919-01
National Historic Chemical Landmark: The Fluid Bed Reactor, Baton Rouge, LA 1988
Officer Review, "Exchange of Technology Between German and U.S. Companies" [WWII] 1985-04
Petroleum School Series 1955
Pocket Data on Exxon and the Energy Industries 1981
Sunday Advocate
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2016-16/14 [23306382] 1999-05-30
2001-06-17
Texas Monthly 1978
What the Baton Rouge Refinery is Doing for a Cleaner Environment 1980
Digital Media
Walt's Exxon Economics 1992-02
3 VHS Tapes
"We Make It Happen" Recruitment Video 1987
VHS Tape
Exxon Recruiting Video
VHS Tape
BRCP Update 2006-08-15
CD
Way Program 1990-03-14
VHS Tape
An Employee Training Guide to Risk Management Planning 1998
VHS Tape
Employee Information Session, Bill Rainey 1996
VHS Tape
Air Permit Meeting/Flaring, Off-Air Newscasts 2002-02-05
VHS Tape
Research and Reference Materials
Reports
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2016-16/15 [23309187] Consumer Price Index 1982-1984
Developments in the Oil Industry Outside the U.S., John R. Surnan 1955
Energy and Investment Outlooks 1988-1996
"From Oil Well to You" 1944
Louisiana Economic Outlook 2005-2006
Louisiana Oil and Gas Facts 1993-1997
Louisiana's Petroleum Refining Industry 1993
Perspectives on Technology Trends in U.S. Refining Process Research 1984
"The Positive Relationship Between Jobs, Environment, and the Economy," Paul Templet 1995
Press Release: Refining Industry Costs 1993
Refining Industry in Transition 1988
Technological Improvements 1985
U.S. Refineries - State Capacities 2004-01
Risk Management
Regulations 1996
Planning 1999
Safety and Crisis Management
"Communicating Crisis: One Corporation's Attempt to Frame the Issues" 1993
Media Crisis Training 1995
Preparing for the Next Oil Crisis 1988
Public Perception of Oil and Environment 1992
"Two Years After" Gulf of Alaska 1991
Safety Presentations 1974-1978
Tour Guide Notes
1997
2000
Reference Materials
Bayway Refinery Map 1959
Carbon Hydrogen Ratio 1982
Carol Devoy Articles 1987-1988
Donna Douglas Refinery Visit 1967
Exxon and MIT History
Fuel Quality Forum 1994
LSU Library Visit 1987
Petrochemical Handbook 1987
Types of Refineries 1984
Vincent Cavello's Presentation 1992
Photographs
Publications
Baytown Briefs 1976-1977
Baton Rouge Record 1967-1980
Baton Rouge Refinery Esso News 1959-1966
The Stanocolan 1945-1948
Bayway Bulletin 1974-10
BRR Communicator 2003-05
Interstate Technology and Regulatory Cooperation Work Group "Quarterly Update" 1999-2000
Mickey Mouse and Goofy Explore Energy 1976
Oil and Gas Journal
2000-07
2003-06-2003-08
2003-07-2003-08
Clippings
Report Contact 1992-12
Voluntary Protection Programs News 2002-09
Personal
Correspondence
1905-1919
1919-1962
Venezuela
Correspondence 1955-1962
Guides 1957
Postcards 1956
Map 1956
Management
Refineries Forces vs. Contractors 1965
Baton Rouge Organizational Improvement Activities 1971
Monthly Operating Program 1980-1991
Managers at Baton Rouge Refinery 2000
Baton Rouge Refinery Production History 2004
Management Information Memos 2002-2003
JLT Meeting, 100th Anniversary Update 2007
Employee Information Memos 2003
Training Department Articles 1939
Esso Mathematics and Systems, Inc. Personnel 1971
IT Questions [Environmental] 1997-1998
LCAA Board of Directors Donation Worksheet 1995
Maryland Farm Storage Tank Guage Tables 1926
Internal Documents
Reports
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2016-16/8 [23309176] Standard Oil Company Annual Report 1968
Baton Rouge Crude Runs, Yearly Average 1909-1960
Baton Rouge Refinery Manpower Report 1964-12
Standard Oil Company Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement 1969
State Budget: Red or Black? 1970
Property Tax Inequities 1971
Engineering Manpower Limitation as a Factor in Evaluation of Investments
Baton Rouge Refinery Reliability Indicators 1980-1982
Map of Major Hurricanes 1938-1961
Managerial
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2016-16/8 [23309176] Paul Eldredge Manager's Notebook 1971
Esso Resesarch Laboratories Personnel
Safety Handbook 1955
Esso Louisiana Division Manufacturing Department Organization 1958
Mentor Developoment Team Presentations 1994
Upward Feedback Opportunity 1988-1994
Expense Logbooks [copies] 1927-1928
Consulting Agreement 1980
The Story of Baton Rouge Refinery 1949
Employees Thrift Plan 1958
Historical Development of Benefit Plans 1965
Evlyn J. Daniel Educational Foundation 1991-2000
California Engineer Application, Frederick D. Broussard 1977
Clean Air Day 1987
Professional Office System [PROFS] by IBM 1987
Organizational Survey 1984
Jersey Shareholder's Quarterly 1961
Exxon Products Summary 1997-07
Tables of Useful Information 1973
Correspondence
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2016-16/8 [23309176] Hurricane Camile 1969-1974
ENCO Name Expansion 1967
Personal [Paul Eldredge] 1994
Business Ethics in Italy 1975
Environmental 1981-1995
Publications
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2016-16/8 [23309176] Baton Rouge Refinery Esso News 1959-1966
The Stanocolan 1945-1948
Baytown Briefs 1976-1977
Bayway Bulletin 1974-10
Baton Rouge Record
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2016-16/8 [23309176] 1967-1980
1994-11
News Bulletin 1965-1972
News Clippings
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2016-16/8 [23309176] 1969-1970
1972-1978
Esso Chorus
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2016-16/8 [23309176] Programs 1951-1953
Meeting Notice 1951
News Clippings 1952
Photographs 1952
Photographs
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2016-16/8 [23309176] Assorted Photographs 1960-1989
Assorted Photographs 1962-1981
Petroleum Technical Services Department Group Photographs 1956-1961
Photographic Roster of Mechanical Supervisors 1952
Baton Rouge Lubricants and Wax Deptartment Group Photographs 1954-1957
Supervisory Orientation Program Group Photograph 1961
Jack McIlhenry Collection
Annuitant Homecoming 1974
Scrapbooks
folder
2.104/9.8 Esso Chorus 1945-1951
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2.104/9.9 Record of Product Shipments 1939-1940
Management Orientation Program 1947
Training Binders
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2016-16/14 [23306382] Instructor's Manual: Effective Supervision [2] 1980
Behavioral Accident Prevention Training [2] 1992
Interesso Refining Orientation Course [2] 1960-1966

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2016-16/6 [23306440] Personal 1973-1996
Walter Eldredge
Article on Innovation in the Workplace 1988
Biography 1980-1989
Certificate of Crossing The International Date Line 1973-04-01
Speeches
Rotary Speech 1996-10-24
Kiwanis Speeches
1991-12
1985-10-14
U.S. Army
Scope and Contents
The U. S. Army sub-series consists of Walt Eldredge's writings and research files related to the U.S. Army, primarily on the experience of his father, Paul Eldredge, in the 2nd Chemical Battallion in World War II. Included are Paul Eldredge's correspondence related to army reunions.
Missile Command
Biographical Sketches of the Commanding Generals 1991
2nd Chemical Battallion
Huntsville, AL Reunion Notes 1992-06
Reunion Correspondence 1982-1984
Paul Eldredge Correspondence and News Clippings [personal] 1984-1994
Histories
WWII, Daren Branq [?]
"First Shot in Anger," 2nd Chemical Battallion in Sicily [1943], Walter Eldredge
Publications
LSU Ethics Course 1996-06
"Introduction to Type," Isabel Briggs Myers 1989
Leadership: Greater Baton Rouge Alumni Membership Directories 1990-1992
Redstone Arsenal Welcome Guide 1991
WJE Time Allocation 1993
Photographs and Maps
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2016-16/6 [23306440] Personal Photographs [Paul and Walt Eldredge] 1991-2006
Map of Baton Rouge and Vicinity

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